Causes of Penis Infection (Balanitis)

  Balanitis (Penile Infection) is a common infection that affects the head of the penis and the foreskin. It is more commonly seen in boys and men who are not circumcised.   Common Symptoms of the infection of the Penis include: a sore, itchy and smelly penis redness and swelling build-up of thick fluid around your penis pain when peeing Some adults may also have tight foreskin that is unable to be fully retracted. This is called phimosis and can increase risk of balanitis.   Causes of Balanitis (Infection of the...

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Anal Itching Causes and Pain Relief

  Anal itch is something that happens quite commonly but yet too embarrassing to consult your friend or even doctor about. It can be due to something very simple and harmless to something that may require medical attention. Let me go through what could be the common causes and how to manage them? What are the 5 Common Causes of Anal Itch?   1.) Non medical: Simple non medical causes include anal perspiration, frequent liquid stools, diarrhea, residual stool deposits, or the escape of small amounts of stool as a result...

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HIV Prevention: To HIV PrEP or not to HIV PrEP?

If you’re reading this, most probably you would have an awareness about HIV and are worried about getting infected. Rightfully so, as there is still no cure for HIV and it can lead to a severe disease called AIDS and eventually death.   Every year more than 400 new cases of HIV are reported in Singapore majority of which are still in the prime of their lives between the ages of 20-49. So if you are HIV negative and sexually active, you have a right to be afraid of HIV infection. So what do we have to protect ourselves from this deadly...

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Circumcision Clinic in Singapore

Circumcision is the term used to describe the surgical removal of excess foreskin. When is it done? The circumcision procedure is usually indicated in patients with phimosis (tight foreskin opening), recurrent foreskin infections, such as balanitis, and for religious reasons. Around 1,900 cases are performed yearly in Singapore in both private and subsidised institutions and all of them are done as day surgery. This figure excludes cases done in the GP setting for religious purposes. In our clinic for circumcision we mostly deal with adult...

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Dyspepsia and Urea Breath Test

Having reoccurring belly pain & discomfort, bloating, heartburn, burping up food or liquid, or feeling uncomfortably full after eating? You could have Dyspepsia (Indigestion)! Dyspepsia or indigestion is a common condition used to characterise the symptoms of epigastric pain, discomfort or burning sensation.   Symptoms of Dyspepsia (Indigestion) You may experience one or more symptoms that include: Belly pain or discomfort Regurgitation (Burping up food or liquid ) Heartburn Feeling uncomfortably full after eating Loss of...

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